The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede has said the board has discovered that some highly placed politicians in Nigeria did not sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by themselves.
According to SaharaReporters, Oloyede made this known while speaking at the 23rd annual seminar of the Nigerian Academy of Education on Friday.
The registrar said although the board may not be able to punish the culprits because they have already left the system, it would go ahead to publish their names in order to shame them.
He also said the board has hired a Senior Advocate of Nigeria to conduct the prosecution of more than 100 persons caught in various malpractices during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which held between April 11 and 18, and who were arrested by security operatives across the country. He said:
“I have appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria who is a former Solicitor-General to help me oversee all these so that the suspects can be brought to book.
“And my Director of Legal asked me, what offences should we charge these people for; for multiple registration? And I said, why can’t we go to the Examination Malpractice Act?
“So, my problem has started with having to draft the charges, despite the fact that we have evidence against them. That is the beginning of the problem.
“I will now ask to be paying my staff to travel out of Abuja to be testifying in court as they are adjourning month after month the cases, and we will be wasting money and time on transport.”